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Executive Board members (First EFCE Charity Trustees)


EFCE President

Professor Rafiqul Gani
Technical University of Denmark - DTU
Dept. of Chemical  and Biochemical Engineering
Soltofts Plads 1, Building 229
2800 Lyngby
Tel: +45-45-25 2882
Fax: +45-45-93 2906

EFCE Executive Vice-President

Professor Mike Considine
ChemRisk Ltd.
3, The Alders
West Byfleet Surrey KT14 6PB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44-1932402328

EFCE Scientific Vice-President

Professor Jean-Marc Le Lann
Université de Toulouse
4 allee Emile Monso
31030 Toulouse Cedex 4
Tel: +33-6-83162930




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EFCE Leadership

EFCE President and Vice-Presidents  (EFCE Officers)


Professor Rafiqul Gani (EFCE President)
(first term of office: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015)

Prof. Rafiqul Gani, Denmark, was elected by the General Assembly in April 2013 to succeed Professor Richard Darton in the position of EFCE President from 1 January 2014 for a two-year term of office.

Rafiqul Gani graduated with BSc in chemical engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, in 1975. From 1976-1980, he studied at Imperial College in London for his MSc in chemical engineering, DIC and PhD. Prof. Gani spent the period 1980-1985 as a senior researcher at the Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Quimica (PLAPIQUI), an Argentinian institute devoted to teaching, research and development of technology in chemical engineering, followed by a year as visiting researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering at DTU. In 1986, he joined the same department as assistant professor, and in 2000 he was appointed a Professor in Systems Design.

Prof. Gani's research interests are focused on: Multiscale modelling for managing the complexity in process-product design; Sustainable process design and analysis, including process intensification; Computer aided product (molecule and formulation) design; Development of systematic computer aided methods & tools; Development of predictive models for estimation of properties of chemical systems.

Professor Gani has been a member of the EFCE Executive Board since 2005 and a member and past chairman (2001-2007) of the EFCE Working Party on CAPE.  In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Recent Innovative Contribution in CAPE Award of the Working Party. From 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013 he served as EFCE's Scientific Vice-President.


Professor Mike Considine (Executive Vice-President)
(first term of office: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015)

Prof. Mike Considine, United Kingdom, succeeds Dr. Wridzer Bakker, who held this position for four years (2010-2013); he also holds the role of EFCE Treasurer. He is Professor of Process Safety and Loss Prevention at Sheffield University, and founder and director of ChemRisk Ltd, providing process safety consultancy services.


Professor Jean-Marc Le Lann (Scientific Vice-President)
(first term of office: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015)

Prof. Jean-Marc Le Lann, France, succeeds Professor Rafiqul Gani, who held this position for two years (2012-2013). He is the acting dean at ENSIACET, Toulouse.

Le Lann-photo

Professor Richard Darton  (EFCE Past President)

A Fellow of Keble College, Professor Richard Darton is currently Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, and co-director of the Oxford Geoengineering Programme.

Prominent in the international chemical engineering community, Richard Darton is a past president of IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) and has spent periods as a visiting lecturer at the Mendeleev University and Kurnakov Institute in Moscow and also at the University of St. Petersburg. He has worked at the University of Sydney, Australia and at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is an Honorary Member of the Czech Chemical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. 

His research areas include dynamic surface effects at gas/liquid interfaces and he chaired the EFCE Working Party on Fluid Separations from 2001-2007. He is also a leading thinker in the concept of sustainable development.

In 2011, Professor Darton received the Order of the British Empire (OBE)  in recognition of his service to the engineering community and to chemical engineering in particular. The OBE is awarded by Her Majesty the Queen to individuals  for distinguished service and achievement in their field.

Professor Darton succeeds Professor Jiri Drahos, Czech Republic, who held this position for four years (2006-2009).

In September 2011, Richard Darton was re-elected for a second term of office (1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013).

Richard Darton representing EFCE:

RCD speaking at Santander meeting 2013 with Bob Grubbs in background-web
Photo: Presentation at the meeting of the Royal Spanish Chemical Society in Santander in September 2013; in the background is Bob Grubbs, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry


Richard Darton speaking at Fredericton-web

Photo: Presentation at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Engineers in Fredericton New Brunswick in October 2013
RCD photo July 2010





EFCE Executive Board Members (First EFCE Charity Trustees)

appointed until 1 January 2016

Mr. I. Bülent Atamer  
Terralab Laboratory Equipment Wear Manufacturing & Trading Co., Cetin Emec Bulvari 1328 Sokak No:14/9, 06460 A.Ovecler Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90-312-472 7396; Fax: 0090-312-472 7398

Dr. Wridzer Bakker 
Armhem, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Vladimir Bales
Slovak University of Technology, Rector, Vazovova 5, 812 43 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel: +421-2-59 32 52 50 ; Fax: +421-2-52 49 67 43

Dr. David John Brown  
The Institution of Chemical Engineers, Davis Building, 165-189 Railway Terrace,
Rugby CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44-1788-53 44 13 ; Fax: +44-1788-55 09 04

Prof. Dr. Michael (Mike) Considine    (Executive Vice-President)
ChemRisk Ltd., 3, The Alders, West Byfleet Surrey KT14 6PB, United Kingdom
Tel: +44-1932402328

Mr. Jean-Pierre Dal Pont      (General Secretary)
Société Francaise de Génie des Procédés - SFGP, Member of FFC, 28 rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris, France
Tel: +33-1-53 59 02 10 ; Fax: +33-1-45 55 40 33

Prof. Dr. Jiri Drahos
President of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Narodni 3,
117 20 Praha 1, Czech Republic
Tel: +420-2-24 229 610 ; Fax: +420-2-24 240 512

Dr.-Ing. Hermann J. Feise     (co-opted member)
BASF SE, GOH/B1, Science Relations & Innovation Management,
67056 Ludwigshafen, Germany
Tel: +49-621-60 55175 ; Fax: +49-621-60 48990

Prof. Dr. Rafiqul Gani    (EFCE President)
Technical University of Denmark - DTU, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Soltofts Plads,
Bygning 229, 2800 Lyngby, Denmark
Phone: +45-45-25 28 82 ; Fax: +45-45-93 29 06

Prof. Dr. Jose-Angel Irabien-Gulias
Universidad de Cantabria, Ingeniera Quimica y QI, Avd. de los Castros C/N,
39005 Santander, Spain
Phone: +34-94-2201 590 ; Fax: +34-94-2201 591

Prof. Dr. Bozenna Kawalec-Pietrenko
Politechnika Gdanska, Katedra Inzynierii Chemicznej, i Procesowej, ul. Narutowicza 11/12, 80952 Gdansk, Poland
Phone: +48-58 347 26 10 ; Fax: +48-58-347 26 94

Dipl.-Ing. Konstantinos Kremalis
G.P.C.E., Greek Pollution Control Engineering - C. Kremalis and Co O.E.,
140 Harilaou Trikoupi str., 114 72 Athens, Greece
Phone: +30-210-6470 400 ; Fax: +30-210 -6470 950

Prof. Dr. Jean-Marc Le Lann  (Scientific Vice-President)
Université de Toulouse, Director, INP-ENSIACET, 4 allee Emile Monso, 31030 Toulouse Cedex 4
Phone: +33-6-83162930

Dr. Robert E. Low
Mexichem UK Ltd., The Heath, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 4QX, United Kingdom

Mr. François Nicol
VEOLIA Environnement, Centre de Recherche de Limay, 291 Avenue Dreyfous Ducas, Zone Portaire de Limay, 78520 Limay, France
Phone: +33-1-3098 1396 ; Fax: +33-1-3098 5591

Prof. Dr. Willi Meier 
DECHEMA e.V., P.O. Box 15 01 04, 60061 Frankfurt, Germany
Phone: +49-69-7564 143 ; Fax: +49-69-7564 201

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Schreiner
Novartis Pharma AG, Technical R&D, WSJ-Virchow 6.1
4056 Basel, Switzerland
Phone: +41-797369942

Prof. Dr. Eva Sorensen
University College London, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Torrington Place,
London WC1E 7JE, United Kingdom
Phone: +44-20-679 38 02 ; Fax: +44-207-383 23 48

Prof.rof. Dr. Philippe A. Tanguy
TOTAL Deutschland GmbH, International Scientific Development, Jean-Monnet-Str. 2, 10557 Berlin, Germany

Dr. Gabriel Wild
ENSIPC CNRS, LRGP, P.O. Box 20451, 54001 Nancy Cedex, France
Phone: +33-3 8317 50 26; Fax: +33-3 8332 2975

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